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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


neuropsychologist  listen  (NOOR-oh-sy-KAH-loh-jist)

  A psychologist who diagnoses and treats behavioral and other problems related to the way the brain works. These may include problems with social interactions, ability to control emotions and behaviors, and cognitive abilities (thinking, learning, remembering, and problem solving). These problems may be caused by brain disease, injury, or medical treatment, such as cancer treatment.